The Consumer Financial Protection Agency can bog down any other agency by encumbering agency rules or policies.
Dances, pra'er meetin's, an' even poker parties is broken up, an' the social life of that region begins to bog down.
I bet she had that feeling you get when you're riding your horse over soft ground and all at once he begins to bog down.
And let not the little “bog down” be forgotten which around Killarney makes the bogs resemble waving fields of snow.
You surely didn't think, Mary V, that I'd be satisfied to bog down in a job that just barely pays living wages?
c.1500, from Gaelic and Irish bogach "bog," from adjective bog "soft, moist," from PIE *bhugh-, from root *bheugh- "to bend" (see bow (v.)). Bog-trotter applied to the wild Irish from 1670s.
"to sink (something or someone) in a bog," c.1600, from bog (n.). Intransitive use from c.1800. Related: Bogged; bogging.
An area of wet, spongy ground consisting mainly of decayed or decaying peat moss (sphagnum) and other vegetation. Bogs form as the dead vegetation sinks to the bottom of a lake or pond, where it decays slowly to form peat. Peat bogs are important to global ecology, since the undecayed peat moss stores large amounts of carbon that would otherwise be released back into the atmosphere. Global warming may accelerate decay in peat bogs and release more carbon dioxide, which in turn may cause further warming.
To become helpless and immobile, as if mired in a bog: On the one hand a threat had been neutralized, but we were bogging down again (1920s+)